Friday, December 7, 2007

Blogger Challenge - Watercolor

I'm sure you have heard by now that Tim Holtz has been hosting the 12 Tags of Christmas. It has been so great to have Tim with me everyday, learning the how to's of the distress world. I have made a tag every day, and today you are looking at the "red" tag---day 6. I was so happy with the way that this turned out that I decided to follow part of the directions for our watercolor challenge this week.

Before I go on, I should tell you that in real life, both the red tag and the blue challenge card sparkle and glow from the addition of Perfect Pearls by Ranger, in the spray that Tim teaches in today's class.


OK, so for the watercolor part...I had this piece of background sitting on my desk from the Technicolor Dye Ink technique from the current issue of the Technique Junkies Newsletter. It was originally done with a rainbow pad in pastel colors...which you can see parts of in the background snowflake if you look really hard. I guess it would be a morphed Technicolor Dye Ink card now....as I placed a giant snowflake on top and used it as a mask as I used Tim's distress ink/Perfect Pearls spray he teaches today. I then edged the card in Distress Denim , China and Black inks. The snowflakes were stamped in Denim and the pop up snowflake was added.


I hope you enjoy my "out of the box" watercolor technique, I know I do and will be trying it again soon...the results are fabulous. Hugs again, Gerrie

18 comments:

Anita said...

OMG! You always make the most amazing projects and these are no different! You so inspire me! I love Tim Holtz too!

Anita Van Hal
www.anitastamps.com

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are gorgeous...just like Tim's. I'm so glad to see you taking his projects and making them your own. Very well done.

Lisa said...

Great WC projects this week! Love the tag - can't wait to see what your next tag will be.

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH MY WORD!! What more can I say? Tim would be proud! LOL!

Summerthyme Studio said...

These are so pretty. I really enjoy looking at the various techniques that you use. Nice work!!!

Lila H said...

WOWZA!!! You are giving Tim a run for his money - of course, he's a great instructor!!! Wonderful, wonderful samples!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Oooooooooooooh so pretty!!! And I bet the shimmer from the PP is just lovely in person!

Stefanie said...

Great watercolor projects! I'm loving reading Tim's tag tutorials this week. Your tag came out fabulous!

leenda said...

FANTASTIC! I know Tim would be proud & you should email him your artwork!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The tag is so eye-catching.

Ida said...

Wonderfully Creative. That snowflake card is just divine.

MJ said...

Very cool. Both your tag and the card are so pretty.

Karen said...

these turned out beautiful - love the snowflake one the best...the background looks just like snow at night!!

astampingteddy said...

Love the snowflake card - awesome background!

Lisa Bohler said...

Very elegant, Gerrie!

tonistamps said...

That's a very cool look Gerrie!

And you're tagged...Vicki started it, so I'm passing it on. Check back on my blog for the rules.

tt

www.stampingwithsheryl.com said...

Love both projects, but the red tag really really stands out!

Far North said...

Beautiful glimmer pearls!! Too bad it doesn't sparkle as much in photos!